this is by most accounts the world's deadliest nightclub fire in a decade, and not the first time pyrotechnics to blame. in 2003, 100 people died in the station nightclub in rhode island when a prop used by the band great white set the walls and ceiling on fire. firefighters arrived to the horrific sight of hundreds of people stuck in the front doorway of the club, trying to get out. the tragic irony of this incident, a news crew was inside that night shooting a spot about nightclub safety. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> what those people were going through in those last minutes of their life. trying to get out of there. again, nothing we haven't seen before. in 2009, thailand, 66 dead. 2009, russia, 249 dead. 2004, 194 dead. 2003, rhode island, 100 people died. we've seen this before, and you have to wonder if we've seen it before, how come safety standards have not gotten better? why was there only one functional exit? where was the sprinkler system?